Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/20/13, Babson Capital Global Short Duration High Yield Fund (BGH) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.1677, payable on 9/2/13. As a percentage of BGH's recent stock price of $23.14, this dividend works out to approximately 0.72%, so look for shares of Babson Capital Global Short Duration High Yield Fund to trade 0.72% lower — all else being equal — when BGH shares open for trading on 8/20/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for BGH, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.1677 declared by Babson Capital Global Short Duration High Yield Fund:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from BGH is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 8.70% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, BGH makes up 1.28% of the DWA Emerging Markets Technical Leaders Portfolio ETF (PIE) which is trading lower by about 0.3% on the day Friday. In Friday trading, Babson Capital Global Short Duration High Yield Fund shares are currently up about 1.3% on the day.